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American writers : a collection of literary biographies. Supplement VIII, T. C. Boyle to August Wilson
Parini, Jay.
Publication Information:
New York : Scribner's, [2001]

Physical Description:
xiv, 644 pages ; 29 cm
T.C. Boyle / Pauls Toutonghi -- Joseph Brodsky / Robert Faggen -- Jim Harrison / Patrick A Smith -- Shelby Hearon / James Ward Lee -- Oscar Hijuelos / Joseph M. Viera -- Alfred Kazin / Marybeth McMahon -- Harper Lee / Laurie Champion -- Bobbie Ann Mason / Laban Carrick Hill -- William Maxwell / George Core -- Cormack McCarthy / Victor Strandberg -- Thomas Merton / Paul Johnston -- Gloria Naylor / Kathryn Brewer -- Norman Podhoretz / Sanford Pinsker -- May Sarton / Patricia M. Dwyer -- Charles Simic / Brian Henry -- Gary Snyder / Tyler Hoffman -- Paul Theroux / Liesel Litzenburger -- August Wilson / Keith Clark.
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PS129 .A55 SUPPL.8 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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This supplement adds 18 acclaimed writers, including Jim Harrison, Alfred Kazin, Bobbi Ann Mason, Thomas Merton, Gary Snyder and others.

Author Notes

Jay Parini was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1948. In 1970 he graduated from Lafayette College and he received a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in 1975. Before becoming a professor of Engliah and Creative Writing at Vermont's Middlebury College in 1982, Parini taught at Dartmouth College.

Parini writes poetry, novels, biographies, and criticism, and he has published numerous reviews and essays in major journals and newspapers. He co-founded the New England Review in 1976. In 1995, he was appointed literary executor for author Gore Vidal. A film version of The Last Station, his 1990 novel, was released in 2009.

Parini's novel, One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Further volumes in the distinguished series add coverage of 36 writers, including John Irving, Anne Rice, and Jane Smiley.